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Lenovo

Taking a closer look at Lenovo’s journey into the future

August 22, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

At the Lenovo Innovation Summit, which was held in Cape Town at CTICC, Marc Godin – Vice President and General Manager of Lenovo, Middle East and Africa – had stated in his keynote presentation that Lenovo had evolved and grown over the years. “Lenovo has grown and extended across the world and more importantly across new and different...

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Public Cloud

Cloud Technology: Discussing data compliance and security

August 21, 2017 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments (0)

When it comes to the adoption of public cloud computing the major concerns often remain focused on privacy and data security. In a heavily regulated environment like financial services, this is often magnified, and perceived issues often become an inhibitor...

Interview, Michael Cade, Microsoft, Azure, South Africa

Watch: Veeam Software’s Michael Cade Unpacks Microsoft Azure in South Africa

August 21, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On the 15th of August 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa Veeam Software hosted their annual VeeamOn Forum. At the event, IT News Africa interviewed with Michael Cade the Technical Evangelist for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) markets at Veeam. In...

SD-WAN market, Citrix

Opinion: Brendan McAravey discusses the future of SD-WAN

August 18, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

For those that haven’t been following the rapidly growing SD-WAN market, Cisco’s acquisition of Viptela may seem to have come out of the blue. After all, $610M is a hefty premium for a very young company with an estimated $30M in annual revenue. But for...

Setting Your Data Center Migration Strategy

Setting up your data center migration strategy is crucial

August 18, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

Change, even one for the better, comes with risk. Migrating to a Colocation Data Center – or any new Data Center- should be accompanied by careful supervision and a well devised and executed strategy. Data and IT functionality are a critical element of...

Cloud accounting

Cloud Accounting: Is it the answer to provisional tax chaos?

August 17, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Finance, OpinionComments (0)

It’s not easy running a business that is seasonal, or one that goes through waves of increased activity like an accounting practice. Provisional tax returns (IRP6s) are due this August 2017 and can easily disrupt the day-to-day business of your accounting...

cloud technology

Cloud Scope Grows but Reluctance Still Dominates

August 16, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

If Gartner is to be believed and only a mere 38% of enterprise IT organisations are using cloud services, there is undoubtedly continued concern regarding cloud usage. Andrew Cruise, managing director, Routed, a vendor neutral cloud hosting platform provider,...

cloud, SME, Redstor

Turrito Networks Extends SME Portfolio With Redstor Partnership

August 16, 2017 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments (0)

Turrito Networks is extending its cloud services portfolio for SMEs, by becoming a strategic partner for global enterprise cloud backup provider, Redstor. The partnership, according to both firms, comes at a time when SMEs are becoming increasingly vulnerable...

SMMEs, cloud services

Moving your business into the cloud – there are simply no more excuses

August 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments (0)

With Microsoft recently making the big announcement that it will be opening cloud data centres in South Africa next year, there has never been a better time for small businesses to take the plunge and take their business into the cloud. Not only will it...

fibre, MacroLan, SEACOM

SEACOM acquires MacroLan to extend fibre reach in Western Cape

August 4, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SEACOM acquires MacroLan to extend fibre reach in Western Cape

SEACOM, today announced that it has acquired Cape Town-based Internet service provider and managed services provider, MacroLan. The acquisition is in line with SEACOM’s strategy to extend the reach of its fibre network to more metropolitan areas across...

cloud, Citrix, Cloud Sprawl’

Combating Cloud Sprawl: why it’s now a critical need for today’s enterprise

August 2, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Combating Cloud Sprawl: why it’s now a critical need for today’s enterprise

Not long ago, cloud was seen as a fad—something for start-ups to take a chance with, but hardly a serious choice for enterprise IT. Now, it’s increasingly the preferred method of accessing and delivering technology. This rapid rise has been driven by...

NetApp South Africa

Data management is the centre of IoT projects

July 27, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on Data management is the centre of IoT projects

Consulting firm IDC projects that the number of networked things worldwide will increase from the current 14.9 billion to 30.3 billion by 2020. The Internet of Things (IoT) offers many more opportunities than merely improving efficiency and reducing costs....

Cloud, Services, Arbor, Manageable, Affordable,

Arbor Cloud to increase DDoS attack mitigation capacity to 8Tbps

July 25, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Software, SponsoredComments Off on Arbor Cloud to increase DDoS attack mitigation capacity to 8Tbps

Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT, has announced that it has more than doubled the capacity of Arbor Cloud from 2Tbps to 4Tbps, and will have quadrupled capacity to 8Tbps by the end of 2017. By distributing capacity across four times the...

Future of Apps

New Multi-Cloud- ready application services launched in SA

July 24, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New Multi-Cloud- ready application services launched in SA

The cloud and security solutions provider, F5 Networks last week announced the availability of new, multi-cloud-ready application services for the South African market. The applications are designed to provide consistency in multi-cloud environments, and aim...

Google, Technovation, FGM,I-cut

Citrix, Google ink cloud partnership

July 22, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Citrix, Google ink cloud partnership

Citrix today announced extensions to its long-term strategic relationship with Google. Customers will be able to use Citrix Cloud to provision and manage secure digital workspaces, including Citrix Workspace Service, on Google Cloud Platform. The two...

African organisations to benefit from Rubrik’s integration with Pure Storage; solution delivers integrated hybrid cloud functionality, simplicity and performance across all environments.

African organisations to benefit from Rubrik’s integration with Pure Storage

July 18, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Hardware, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on African organisations to benefit from Rubrik’s integration with Pure Storage

Rubrik, a Cloud Data Management company, has announced its data protection solution for Pure Storage FlashBlade, along with new integration between Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management Products and Pure Storage’s FlashArray//M. With this new collaboration,...